Cherneka Johnson goes TOPLESS for weigh-in ahead of her title defence against Ellie Scotney, leaving boxing promoter Eddie Hearn not sure where to look as world champion ‘Sugar Neekz’ stuns in body paint look
Cherneka Johnson turned up to Friday’s weigh-in topless except for a body paint look that replicated the style of a sports bra.
The New Zealand-born fighter now representing Australia is defending her IBF super bantamweight title against Ellie Scotney at London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday, as part of the undercard to Sunny Edwards’ world title defence against Andres Campos.
But the day before, the 28-year-old world champion got the attention by turning up in the bold look that was emblazoned with the OnlyFans logo.
The weigh-in, posted on Matchroom Boxing’s Twitter page, showed a stern-faced Eddie Hearn desperate to look away, despite being in the thick of the moment.
Scotney and Johnson squared up to each other during the pre-bout photoshoot, where they shared a stony face-off over the belt for which they are competing.
Cherneka Johnson, left, turned up topless in body paint for her weigh-in on Friday afternoon
Johnson will face Ellie Scotney, right, for the IBF super bantamweight title at Wembley Arena
The Australian boxer, also known as Sugar Neekz, has a 15-1 record, and unbeaten in two years
While Scotney remained focused, it was clear that the New Zealand fighter was enjoying the moment, sharing a smile as the attention focused upon her.
The OnlyFans promotion also comes as Sugar Neekz announced a forthcoming collaboration with Elle Brooke, another wild woman in the current boxing scene.
Johnson has a professional career record of 15-1, with her only defeat to Shannon O’Connell in March 2021.
She won the her IBF super bantamweight belt in April 2022, and she is putting it on the line for Saturday’s fight at Wembley.
Last year, Johnson continued to fight, despite the death of her brother in a stabbing in Brisbane.
Source: Daily Mail Online